Our first project was to raise funds for a new wheelchair. Due to the generosity of all the donors we have successfully reached that target. Consequently we are now fundraising for other equipment/ treatment that Adam needs. Our first new target is a car seat that will give support to Adam in multiple places whilst driving.
We are then looking to get Adam a dining chair which will also give support but at the table instead.
What he needs
Adam was supplied by wheelchair services a basic wheelchair, it is functional. We are fundraising to buy Adam a more comfortable and lightweight chair. With his current one it is quite heavy and he finds it difficult to propel himself meaning he is always dependent on someone.
To enable us to improve Adams independence we need to raise £2500 to fund the chair. The wheelchair services in our area don't supply these specialised chairs.
by getting one of these specialist chairs means Adam will be able to move around by himself,sit at his table with his friends at school and look cool in front of his friends!
Please help us reach our target,it will mean so much to Adam.
Adam has hypermobility syndrome (Hypermobility syndrome is generally considered to comprise hypermobility together with other symptoms, such as myalgia and arthralgia. It is relatively common among children and affects more females than males.) ; hypertonia, sensory perception disorder.
Adam has hypermobility syndrome
sensory perception disorder
Although it doesn't seem much he suffers daily pain fatigue and exhaustion; on days when he is severely affected he is reliant on his wheelchair.
Hypermobility syndrome (EDS?) is a connective tissue disorder, meaning Adams joints are more lax than a child of the same age. it is generally not a problem unless severe and causes pain and discomfort.
Adams body has to work harder to hold everything in place as well as doing every day things such as sitting, eating, walking etc.. This leads to fatigue and exhaustion amongst other things it leaves Adam in lots of discomfort and pain. Sensory perception disorder (click on the link above)
His ligaments are more loose than his peers meaning he is more prone to strains and sprains from doing daily tasks. His body has to work harder to keep every joint in position.
We aim to get Adam what he NEEDS.
*Adams fund is not affiliated or partnered with us.